What is Brachytherapy (Low Dose Rate)?

Category: Procedures


Generic name: Radiation Therapy

Brachytherapy, also known as internal radiation, is a type of radiation therapy where the source of radiation is implanted in the body as close to the cancer as possible.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Brachytherapy (Low Dose Rate)

Side effect Patients
Decreased appetite 1
Diarrhea 1
Fatigue 1
Generalized weakness (asthenia) 1
Headaches 1
Malaise 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Brachytherapy (Low Dose Rate).